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So Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood to prevent new clots from forming --is there anything in Coumadin (warfarin) to actively dissolve clot that are already formed or are?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin) actively breaks down clot.
..Only fibrinolytic agents like tpa do this and are given intraarterially or intravenously.

In brief: No

Coumadin (warfarin) keeps more clots from forming and thus facilitates the working of the body's clot breakdown system. Nothing in Coumadin (warfarin) actively breaks down clot.
..Only fibrinolytic agents like tpa do this and are given intraarterially or intravenously.
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

It does from with in the clot.

In brief: Yes

It does from with in the clot.
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